VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 27 July 2012:

27 July 2012  — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Several wounded in nonviolent anti-wall demonstrations in the W.B.
IMEMC – In central West Bank, Palestinians organized anti-wall and settlements protests in the villages of Bil’in, Nil’in and al-Nabi Saleh. Israeli troops used chemical water in addition to tear gas to suppress protesters. …

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The US-NATO War on Syria: Western Naval Forces Confront Russia Off the Syrian Coastline? By Michel Chossudovsky

26 July, 2012 — Global Research

As I went back through the Pentagon in November 2001, one of the senior military staff officers had time for a chat. Yes, we were still on track for going against Iraq, he said. But there was more. This was being discussed as part of a five-year campaign plan, he said, and there were a total of seven countries, beginning with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia, and Sudan.”  — General Wesley Clark Continue reading

The battle of Damascus has begun By Thierry Meyssan

24 July 2012Global Research – Voltaire Network

Western and Gulf powers have launched the largest secret war operation since the Contra war in Nicaragua. 

The Battle of Damascus is not intended to topple President Bashar al-Assad, but to fracture the Syrian Army to better ensure the domination of Israel and the U.S. over the Middle East. While the city is bracing for a new assault by foreign mercenaries, Thierry Meyssan takes stock of the situation. Continue reading

Information Clearing House Newsletter 26 July 2012: Does the NSA Have a File On You? Probably

26 July 2012Information Clearing House


Engineering Consent For An Attack On Syria

Western Troops ‘Increasingly Likely’ to Intervene

By Nick Hopkins

“It is highly likely that some western special forces and intelligence resources have been in Syria for a considerable time,” says Colonel Richard Kemp. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31990.htm

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ColdType, August 2012

25 July 2012 — coldtype.net

In the August issue of COLDTYPE MAGAZINE – download your free copy today

Cover story is Jonathan Cook’s analysis of the West’s build-up to war in Syria, in which the West’s choice of ‘White Hat’ fighters are those democracy/freedom lovers from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, who are using oil money to fund the dissident forces. 

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Reflections As Nelson Mandela Turns 94 July 18th By Danny Schechter

16 July 2012 — The News Dissector


Prisoner of Mandela: I was “Captured” and Inspired By His Movement


Cape Town, SouthAfrica: Nelson Mandela was released from prison 22 years ago. He has been “free” ever since. At the same time, I sometimes feel as if I became his prisoner—imprisoned by the work I have been doing enthusiastically in service to the struggle he led ever since the mid 1960’s.

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